Rose announces Hamson will redshirt this basketball season

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BYU men’s basketball head coach Dave Rose announced Thursday night that freshman Alan Hamson will redshirt the 2015–2016 season.

BYU head coach Dave Rose announced that freshman center Alan Hamson (pictured center) will redshirt the 2015-2016 season. Hamson played just two minutes for the Cougars this season. (Natalie Bothwell)
BYU head coach Dave Rose announced that freshman center Alan Hamson (pictured center) will redshirt the 2015-2016 season. Hamson played just two minutes for the Cougars this season. (Natalie Bothwell)

“Al(an) has decided that he’s going to redshirt this year,” Rose said. “We look forward to Al(an) practicing with us and seeing how he develops this season.”

Hamson has only played in one game for the Cougars thus far. The 7-foot-3-inch center played two minutes against Arizona Christian University. He scored two points and grabbed one rebound.

Hamson is from Pleasant Grove, Utah. As a senior at Pleasant Grove High School in 2011-2012 he averaged 10.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and six blocks.

Hamson underwent surgery for scoliosis after his senior season. He had interest from a number of schools, but chose to enroll at BYU and join the team as a preferred walk-on.

“I love the team,” Hamson said at Media Day. “It’s a really good group of guys. I’m really excited to be here and to get to be in the environment of a college basketball team and to be a part of it.”

The Cougars tip-off against Adams State University (0-2) on Friday night.